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Research Associate, Cancer Biology

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Research Associate in our Therapeutic research team. The successful candidate will work with the research team to design and develop novel therapies to treat cancers. Working independently with minimal supervision, he or she will be expected to design and perform experiments, organize and analyze results, and communicate and present findings in team meetings. The candidate will report to a Scientist on the team or to the team leader, depending on their level of experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate therapeutic candidates using mouse models of cancer (ectopic and orthotopic cell line-derived xenograft models).
  • Perform immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays, including tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and staining
  • Culture cells and perform cell-based assays.
  • Perform standard molecular biology techniques (DNA manipulation)
  • Analyze and communicate data; maintain good records of experiments

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of relevant lab experience or a Master’s Degree with at least 3 years of relevant lab experience in an academic or biotech/pharma industry setting (Individuals with higher degrees will not be considered for this position)
  • Experience with animal handling and mouse xenograft models
  • Experience with histology and flow cytometry
  • Proficient in cell culture aseptic technique
  • Proficient in cellular and molecular biology techniques, including transfection, viral infection, plasmid manipulation, PCR, qPCR, and Western blotting
  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Desire to learn
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Strong organizational skills and record keeping
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate results to a diverse cross-functional audience
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